While NBC's new horror drama series Dracula and its cast won't be participating in a panel at this year's Comic-Con 2013, they have drug the poor ol' chap's crypt out to the middle of the San Diego convention center floor, where they are allowing fans to schlep inside and take a photo. NBC has also released 7 character posters for this upcoming adaptation of Bram Stoker's most iconic tale. Check out the legendary vampire, as played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers and his supporting cast, which includes Nonso Anozie, Thomas Kretschmann, Jessica De Gouw, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Katie McGrath and Victoria Smurfit.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula
Jonathan Rhys Meyers goes from one bloodthirsty character to another. After playing the wife-beheading Henry VIII on Showtime's The Tudors, Rhys Meyers takes on the role of Dracula. He's posing as American entrepreneur Alexander Grayson, who seeks to bring science to Victorian society.
Nonso Anozie as R.M. Renfield
Even the King of Vampires needs a pal and confidante, and he has one in Nonso Anozie's R.M. Renfield. "Your mission entails a very long journey, sir," Renfield warns him.
Thomas Kretschmann as Van Helsing
This new spin on the classic "Dracula" tale has a very big twist: Legendary vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing (Thomas Kretschmann) isn't chasing Dracula, he's working with him. "They've partnered up to fight a bigger bad, which is called The Order of the Dragon, a secret organization," producer Tony Krantz explains. "This is an order of right-wing zealots who cursed Dracula and turned him into a vampire years ago."
Jessica De Gouw as Mina Murray
It takes a very special woman to capture Dracula's undead heart! Jessica De Gouw plays Mina Murray, a beautiful woman who bears a striking resemblance to his long-deceased wife Ilona. Can Dracula conquer the urge to turn Mina into a vampire alongside him?
Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Jonathan Harker
Dracula has his fangs; Jonathan Harker has his pen. Oliver Jackson-Cohen plays the striving, social-climbing journalist who also happens to be Mina Murray's fiance.
Katie McGrath as Lucy Westenra
The flirtatious, gossip-loving social butterfly Lucy Westenra (Katie McGrath) is Mina's best friend, who soon becomes ensnared in a web of lust and lies.
Victoria Smurfit as Lady Jane
Victoria Smurfit 's stylish, fashionable Lady Jane immediately feels a strong attraction to Dracula.